S.H.E Dialogue Series | Conducting Your Own Life Life – In Conversation with Conductor Yip Wing-sie
6:45 - 8:00pm, Monday, November 12th | Free Admission. Online Registration Required. | Ms. Yip Wing-sie, Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, will discuss the phenomenon of gender disparity amongst conductors on a global level, the challenges and opportunities faced by fem
Hong Kong Art Gallery Association
Nov 12th 2018
Hong Kong, Asia Society Hong Kong Center , 9 Justice Drive, AdmiraltyMap
The conducting arena has long been male-dominated. Female conductors are often told to emulate a more masculine manner in order to be taken seriously. Yet social protocol did not deter Yip Wing-sie from pursuing her dream. At the age of 26, she became Resident Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Born to musician parents, Ms. Yip’s life was destined to revolve around music. Receiving encouragement, support and guidance from her professor helped her affirm her atypical aspiration in conductorship. That being said, gender disparity remains evident in the profession. Ms. Yip will discuss this phenomenon on a global level, the challenges and opportunities faced by female conductors nowadays and her thoughts on music and life.
Yip Wing-sie is a highly respected and influential figure in Asia’s orchestral music scene, and Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta since 2002. Ms. Yip has conducted in renowned orchestras including the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China, China National Symphony Orchestra, and other orchestras in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Ms. Yip’s accomplishments and contributions have been widely recognized. She was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government and is recipient of the “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” bestowed by the French Government. Ms. Yip studied at the Royal College of Music in London and Indiana University at Bloomington, US.